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Saturday April 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) With participation of Vice President Sarwar Danesh, a program was held by female bicycle riders in cooperation with Institute of Peace, Media and Good Governance and National Bicycle Riding Federation in Kabul.
Praising the female bicycle riders, the respective institute and directorate of bicycle riding federation, vice president considered the program launched for supporting peace and good governance as builder and good. Vice President Sarwar Danesh said that youth and women had effective role in good governance and counter corruption and the government was making effort to use both youth and women in leading and management of the country. He added that in the past two years Afghanistan institutions have become younger comparing to previous years as participation of youth and women have increased in administration of Afghanistan and the process would be further strengthened.
 

Saturday April 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Council Advisor praised United Arab Emirates for its cooperation in fight against terrorism.
In replying to condoling message of UAE national security advisor Shaikh Tahnoon bin Zaid al-Nahyan, sending the message in connection with recent deadly and terrorist incidents in Afghanistan, Mohammad Hanif Atmar said the United Arab Emirates was a good ally and partner of Afghanistan in counter terrorism. In his message, Afghanistan national security advisor added terrorists and their supporters have been continually destabilizing the region and worsening our relations with our key partners. National security advisor of the country also said that Afghanistan and UAE by better recognizing current threats in the region considered suppressing terrorists as top working priorities of the two countries’ national security forces and keep on their effort in this regard with full power and effectiveness.
 

Saturday April 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, a session was held to discuss and review proposals of ministries and government independent authorities in connection with bringing reforms and facility in work of national procurement.
In the session held at Sapidar palace with participation of deputies of ministries, officials of national procurement directorate, government independent authorities and representatives of private sector, the country’s chief executive said that national unity government was determined to professionalize national procurement process. He added that ministries and government independent authorities have distinguished their visions and suggestions legally for improvement and better facility in procurement process and would be discussed in this session for further assessment so that they reached to comprehensive plan. Afterwards, deputy minister of economy asserted that his ministry has codified all ministries’ and government independent authorities proposals in which three amending phases have been considered for solution of procurement problems.
 

Saturday April 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Delivering speech in inauguration of the laboratory for controlling of the quality of medicines, health and food products, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said investment on such laboratories to guarantee health of the Afghan people, BNA reported.
According to the agency, Dr. Abdullah while inaugurating the laboratory on Thursday said trafficking and illegal importation of the low quality medicine has heavily harmed the society and its negative impact was known to everyone. He added that establishing of such laboratory to further decrease low quality medicines in the market. Dr. Abdullah further said that such laboratory to ease domestic production of medicines and would prevent illegal importation of the low quality medicines to the country. Meanwhile Chief Executive vowed to establish such laboratories in other major Provinces of Balkh, Nangarhar, Herat and Kandahar to prevent wandering of the country’s merchants.
“We have high level medical professors, but low quality medicines have undermined their capabilities,” Dr. Abdullah told the gathering, asking the Ministry of Public Health to work hard and prove transparency and impartiality in the center. Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Public Health Firozudding Firoz said the laboratory was established at the total amount of USD 2 million, adding the center would decease trafficking of low quality medicines by 20 percent.
 

Saturday April 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a gathering hosted by the Indonesian chamber of commerce and industries and delivered speech on investment opportunities in Afghanistan on April 6th, 2017, a statement from the presidential press office said.
The president encouraged Indonesian businessmen to make investments in various sectors of Afghanistan, identifying security and safety of foreign investors as Afghan government’s top priority. The president, who completed a two-day state visit to Indonesia on Friday, met with a number of Indonesian businessmen and discussed with them investment opportunities in various Afghanistan fields. President Ghani said Afghanistan had a unique potential for the development of regional trade and Afghan government was trying to establish highways, transit routes, transit points and railroads to facilitate import and export to Asia, Europe and other countries of the world, the statement added.
The President said government had devised short, medium and long term plans to make better use of the available investment and trade opportunities in Afghanistan. Following President Ghani’s speech, the Indonesian investors expressed their willingness to go to Afghanistan and explore business opportunities. They said they were ready to benefit from the investment opportunities in Afghanistan if their security was ensured.
President Ghani said providing security to the people, particularly to investors, was Afghan government’s top most priority. He said the government was encouraging local and foreign traders to invest in the country. Meanwhile Indonesian minister of Industries besides welcoming the president, called the first visit by an Afghan leader a unique opportunity to further boost the bilateral ties. He said his country was ready to further increase business ties with Afghanistan. Before heading for neighboring Singapore, President Ghani also met Indonesian Islamic scholars and urged them to play their role in enlightening people’s minds and inviting them to lead a peaceful life. The president said it was the responsibility of all the Muslims, particularly religious scholars, to prevent the minority that was committing inhumane acts in the name of Islam. The president also met Indonesian women who plan to conduct an Islamic conference of women in Jakarta.
 

Saturday April 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) After a three-day official visit to Australia, President Ashraf Ghani arrived in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday April 5th, 2017.
High-level government officials, including the Afghan ambassador to Indonesia and the Indonesian ambassador to Afghanistan, received the president at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Indonesia commends Afghanistan’s peace efforts, pledges support President Ghani during his Indonesian tour held separate talks with his Indonesian counterpart, vice president, senate chairman and businessmen. He also visit Isteqlal Mosque and meet the head of the Islamic center on Kabul-Jakarta relations. President Ghani in a meeting with Indonesia President praised Indonesia’s “remarkable story” in defusing conflict and practicing statesmanship, adding: “We would like to join you in interpreting Islamic civilization as Rahmatan Lil Alamin (a blessing for the whole world).” President Ghani’s talks with President Joko Widodo also focused on cooperation in trade, education and agriculture and ways in which Indonesia could help to achieve peace in war-torn Afghanistan. “Indonesia welcomes the efforts by the Afghan government to achieve peace and Indonesia shared our experiences in peace and reconciliation,” President Widodo said.
President Joko Widodo has reaffirmed Indonesian’s commitment to supporting an Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process. After formal talks with his visiting Afghan counterpart in Jakarta on Wednesday, Widodo commended Ashraf Ghani’s efforts for stability. “Indonesia appreciates measures taken by the government of Afghanistan to restore peace and stability,” he added. The host leader said his country stood ready to share with Afghanistan its experience in reconciliation to reach lasting peace. The two nations signed a g r e e m e n t s on education, agriculture and bureaucratic reform during the visit. Meanwhile President Ghani and the accompanying delegation attended a banquet hosted by the Indonesia President, Where President Widodo called President Ghani as one of the greatest presidents in the world and called his Indonesian visit fruitful for bolstering the bilateral ties. The president also thanked warm hospitality of the Indonesian government and people, adding success of Indonesia was indeed success of Asia and Afghan delegation’s trip to this country reveal the close ties between the two nations.
According to another report, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a courtesy call by Indonesian vice-president Mohammad Jusuf Kalla at the Presidential Suite of the Shangrila Hotel in Jakarta on Thursday. The president during the meeting has said the world is shown only the image of war in Afghanistan while wide opportunities in the country remain hidden. A statement from the Presidential Palace in Kabul said the two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, sharing experiences in different areas and improving trade and economic development between the two countries. Kalla during his meeting with President Ghani said Indonesia wanted its relations with Afghanistan to be improved. He called Afghanistan a longtime friend of Indonesia. Pointing to recent cooperation agreements between Afghanistan and Indonesia, the vice president said his country was ready to support Kabul areas of education, agriculture, business, higher education, statistic systems and others. President Ghani, pointing to the past problems and current developments in Indonesia, said Afghanistan’s current situation was similar to Indonesia’s past and both countries could find a solution to the current conflict in Afghanistan by sharing experiences. He said Afghanistan had two images — war and opportunities — but the world was only shown the war image.
“We will try to draw the world’s attention to available opportunities and capacities in Afghanistan and remove the image of war and violence from their minds,” the president said. “Besides ending to the current imposed war on Afghanistan and our people, we are also working for the development and prosperity of our country,” President Ghani said. He said though the national unity government leaders spent most of their time managing the war, they had also specified a huge portion of their time to development programs. The Afghan government was trying to provide a peaceful environment to its citizens who were in need of stability in their country, President Ghani said. “They (Afghans) want to learn from Indonesia ways to promote peace and national unity. It is very important, as the region finds it difficult to reach peace there,” Kalla stated after paying a courtesy call on the visiting president. Kalla remarked that during the meeting, President Ghani also expressed willingness to learn from Indonesia through the exchange of ulamas and government expert officials to help realize the peace process in Afghanistan.
“Mutual exchange of ulamas and government staff is aimed at offering advice in reconciling Afghans,” he pointed out. In addition to sharing experiences, the Indonesian vice president and Afghan president also discussed the current situation in the Islamic world. This while, Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly, or MPR, Chairman Zulkifli Hasan held a meeting with the President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the parliamentary complex in Senayan, South Jakarta, on Thursday April 6th, 2017. Both sides discussed about how Indonesia has been handling conflicts between difference tribes, religions and ethnic groups in the country. The MPR chairman said the Afghanistan National Assembly should send a delegation to Indonesia to share their experience and knowledge. President Ghani meanwhile stressed the importance of bilateral relations between the two countries. Afghanistan especially asked for Indonesia’s support in the economic sector.
 

Saturday April 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani warmly welcomed by Singapore President Dr. Toni Tan Keng Yam at Istana palace in Malay, capital city of the country.
Expressing happiness over visit of President Ghani and his accompanying delegation to Singapore, the country’s President Toni Tan Keng Yam considered the visit as valuable for expansion of relations and cooperation between Afghanistan and Singapore, adding that he wants to have further information related to situation and opportunities of Afghanistan so that better cooperation facilities would be sought between the two countries. He also considered continued visits of the two countries’ delegations as valuable and useful for sharing experiences and identification of cooperation opportunities in various fields between Afghanistan and Singapore. Recalling of Singapore’s development and progress in various sectors as good, President Ghani considered good technical and experienced leadership and management of the people of Singapore as key in success of the country.
“Despite continued and imposed war on Afghanistan, in which many opportunities have been wasted, but this country has still very good opportunities for investment in various sectors and we can make use of such opportunities in light of technical, skills and experiences of the international partners”, President asserted. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani considered terrorism and drug trafficking as big dangers for security, stability and expansion of the region and world and stressed on joint effort of all countries against such phenomena. According to another report, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Istana palace. In the meeting attended also by Afghanistan delegation, both sides discussed and exchanged views in connection with technical cooperation and current opportunities between Afghanistan and Singapore, counter terrorism and narcotics. President Ghani considered terrorism and narcotics as two international dilemmas and insisted on common work and serious struggle for repulsing danger of security, stability and expansion of the region and world. According to another report, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the other day with Singapore chief for development and housing board as well.
 

Saturday, 08 April 2017 06:35

Suicide Bombers Killed In Nangarhar

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) A group of 20 members affiliated Daesh group wanted to target commando forces in Nangarhar province, killed by security forces.
The assailants in military dress wanted to target commando forces, and restrains their operation against them.
Ahmad Jaweed Salim spokesman of commando forces told BNA, the assailants wanted to storm on commando forces, targeted and killed.
According to Salim, the bombers before storm on commando forces, were killed by air attacks of security forces.
The security troops managed to inflect heavy losses during the several recent days to Daesh fighters and several hideouts of them were also destroyed. 
 

Saturday, April 08, 2017
Herat (BNA) 17 armed oppositions were killed and wounded in joint operation of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).
Ten of the oppositions were killed and seven others were wounded in an operation conducted by ANSF.
Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, as a result of a conflict between ANSF and armed opposition, numerous of war equipment of the oppositions were also destroyed.
The operation was launched aimed to annihilate armed insurgents in Shindand district. 

Saturday, April 08, 2017
Lashkarga (BNA) Deputy shadow governor of Taliban was killed in an air strike in Helmand province yesterday.
Mullah Mozmel was targeted while organizing a series of terrorist attack and killed.
An ANA commander of Helmand province told BNA, in the air attack, Mullah Mozmel deputy shadow governor of Taliban for Helmand province with his three bodyguards were killed.
He said, Mullah Mozmel wanted to organize new attacks in Helmand province was targeted by air attack of security forces and killed.
It is said that no harm and losses incurred to security troops in the attacks. 

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